Dr. Jeremiah Robinson

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Dr. Jeremiah Robinson, son of John Robinson and Mehitable Stanyan, was born after 1697.1 He died at Westford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 19 October 1771.2

Dr. Robinson married (1) Lydia (---), whose parents are not known (or are untraced), say 1732;3 he married (2) Eunice Amsden, daughter of Captain Thomas Amsden and Eunice Howe, at Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, as his 2nd wife, 14 October 1746.4,5

There are several deeds that place and identify Jeremiah. The first was dated 12 Jun 1748 from John Robinson of Exeter to Jeremiah Robinson of Marlboro, but it was not recorded until 17 July 1762. Other deeds show he lived in Littleton in 1733, Marlboro in 1747, Haverhill in 1762, and Westford in 1767.

He sold to his brother his right to their father's pew on 17 Jul 1762. That was done by deed and it reads: "Jeremiah Robinson of Westford, Mass Bay, physician, for twenty shillings sold to Daniel Robinson of Exeter, yeoman, his right into a certain pew in the old meeting house, which formerly belonged to our honored father John Robinson of Exeter"

His record as physician while in Westford is curious: in 1767 the town voted "not to pay Dr. Jeremiah Robinson for doctoring the town poor."6

Family 1

Lydia (---) b. say 1712, d. aft. 9 Feb 1743
Children
  • John Robinson3 b. 26 Dec 1733
  • Mary Robinson3 b. 13 Nov 1735
  • Olive Robinson3 b. 10 Sep 1737
  • John Robinson3 b. 11 Nov 1739
  • Jeremiah Robinson+3 b. 4 Apr 1742, d. 16 Jul 1815
  • Zebulon Robinson3 b. 9 Feb 1743

Family 2

Eunice Amsden b. 27 Jul 1720, d. 1 Mar 1801
Children
  • Thomas Amsden Robinson3 b. 23 May 1747, d. 1748
  • Thomas Robinson2 b. 27 Oct 1748
  • Eunice Robinson+2 b. 13 Oct 1750, d. 11 Sep 1786
  • Bradbury Robinson2 b. 8 Aug 1752, d. Jun 1801
  • Caine Robinson2 b. 15 Sep 1754
  • Lydia Robinson2 b. 14 Aug 1757
  • Winthrop Robinson2 b. 23 Jul 1760, d. bef. Aug 1763
  • Winthrop Robinson2 b. 12 Aug 1763

Citations

  1. [S1330] Estimated from sometime after parents probable date of marriage (1796).
  2. [S76] Harriet H. Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter, and Some of His Descendants," The Robinsons and Their Kin Folk Third Series (July 1906): 99-123, at 115-117, further cited as Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter."
  3. [S76] Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter," 113-114.
  4. [S76] Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter," 116.
  5. [S160] Andrew H. Ward, "Amsden Family," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 15 (Jan 1861): 21-22, further cited as Ward, "Amsden Family."
  6. [S76] Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter," 115-116.